Romany Theatre Company

RTC are the only Romany theatre company in the UK.

  • Set up in 2002 by Romany people and is run by Romany people.
  • RTC works with Romany people, non-Romanies and other ethnic minorities.
  • Produced a video, Best Days Of Our Lives in November 2003.
  • Won a national award of excellence 2003.
  • Video/seminar. A Gypsy’s Wish (video) opened at UGC cinema in Ipswich, Suffolk to a packed house and headlined at ten high profile seminars. Short-listed for Institute of Public Relations award 2004.
  • First theatrical production, The Boy’s Grave ran at the Sir John Mills Theatre in Ipswich IpArt festival in July 2004.
  • A new show, Our Big Land went on a mini tour in 2005 and was received with wide acclaim. A soundtrack CD of the show was also produced.
  • Killimengro (meaning ‘dancer’ in Romani), a show featuring music, drama and dance and partly performed in Romani language, toured East Anglia in June 2006 and went national to Leeds, Wales, Cornwall and Doncaster in 2006-2007.
  • Romano Drom was a documentary about the changing lives Romany people in East Anglia over the years and ran as radio series 2007. It may be nominated for an award in 2008.
  • Atching Tan – BBC radio drama series begans broadcasting in October 2008 on eight local radio stations in the East.
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